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02-05-2007, 09:58 PM
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Leetch Deciding When to Call It a Career

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For Leetch, the transition from his years as a Ranger has been difficult. He was stunned when the team traded him to Toronto on March 3, 2004, his 36th birthday, and acknowledged that he still harbored hard feelings. He struggled with his return to Madison Square Garden as an opposing player last season as a member of the Bruins.

He said that he had discussions about returning to the Rangers this season, but that he could not overcome his lingering bitterness about the way he left. He said he still saw himself as a full-time player and was concerned that teams would use him in a lesser role
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/06/sp...r=1&ref=sports



Brian and his 6 year old son Jack skating together in Boston

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The more i read about this the more it stings me.

It wouldnt be so bad if the Rangers went somehwere in the playoffs this year and last, because at least trading him would be partially vindicated.

But Sather treated him like **** and Leetch had to make the biggest sacrifice for the Rangers, more than any other Ranger legend.

I feel really bad for the guy i do, its pretty f-uped when you trade a good player away from a team theyve been their whole career, but when you do it to a legend (and perhaps the best american born defensman ever) its even worse. Especially the way Sather handled it.

I know its a business and it was time for the Rangers to do that, but IMO it was a half-assed rebuild, and it was the wrong way approach Leetch about it. I was one against taking Leetch back this year because i knew it wouldnt be good for him or the Rangers. Weve all gone over it. But having said that it is still crappy to see Brain Leetch, our guy, our #2 - the best defensman in Rangers history, a cup winner - there in that picture with his son but totally out of the NHL picture. Its not the way a great player should end his career. If you read that first post in 1995 you would be shocked, i know i would.

I hope when the Rangers retire his number it is a classy night and the fans make him feel proud again to stand on that ice, just for him.


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Brian and his 6 year old son Jack skating together in Boston
at this point, since the season is over, i wouldnt be opposed to signing him for the rest of the year, to have him retire as a Ranger.

it would at least give the last 29 games of this year some meaning.

to be able to watch brian in the rangers sweater one last time would overcome a lot of hard feelings a lot of us have towards this club.

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02-05-2007, 10:32 PM
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Raise Up The Jersey....and Seat Him In The Management

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02-05-2007, 10:35 PM
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What a great picture

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yeah.. he and sather would have lunch together daily

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How did the Rangers wrong Leetch?

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yeah.. he and sather would have lunch together daily
Screw Sather....still waiting for a managing group of Richter, Leetch, Graves, Messier, etc

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Notice young Leetch is a right handed shot just like Jeff Buekeboom

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Love Leetch but enough with the bitterness.

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He can't do any worse than Malik.. could he?

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He had a crystal ball and knew that it would have been a waste for him to play this season..

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That's a great photo right there. Signs of a legend who knows that it might be the end, so rather than worrying about it, he just goes about it and has fun with his kid.

At least that's how I see it, that's the art nerd in me coming out, lol

And yeah I feel bad about the way Sather treated Leetch at the end. I know we probably won that trade with the Leafs by getting younger, but I could barely even look at Leetch when he was in Toronto and Boston.

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The year is 2018

Rangers draft Jack Leetch with their first round pick.

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Sather sucks

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